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trials and triumphs

it's the last Sunday of the year known as 2010
and i hope next Sunday a new year together we'll begin
as humans we have a habit of looking back over the past year
to hopefully gain a better understanding of all that occured back there
there's nothing wrong with reviewing last year's trials and tribulations
maybe next year we'll have a solution to better handle those situations

in 2010 we made some resolutions and we set some goals 
but did we overcome our challenges or did we lose control?
over our aches and pains, our difficulties, our struggles and our strife
our bouts of frustration, our complications, just trying to live life
we had some trials in 2010 of which we wish we could redo
but we need to remember all the triumphs that somehow got us through
we might not have had a lot of money but somehow the bills got paid
we might have fell into some choppy waters but somehow we learned to wade
we had some illness, we had some issues and we all had some strain
but by the grace of God we triumphed and somehow still stayed sane

in the book of Hebrews a group of people had some trials and tribulations
and when they accepted Christ they came into a godly situation
they took that walk with God, they took that leap of faith
and came to realize that when one's in Christ the devil will be in your face
as its not all peaches and cream whenever a person commits to God
there will be trials and tribulations just keep a prayerful heart
there will be those whom you thought cared about and supported you
who may become your biggest detractors and stomp all over you
but you need to understand that the enemy will have you under attack
just keep your eyes on God and stay on the right spiritual track

as all things are possible with God for He's in complete control
God is God all by Himself and you need to understand that your role
is to trust in Him, believe in Him for through you He gets all the glory
so let your trials and triumphs be a testimony and inspiring story
for you can't have a testimony without having being tested
and there is no triumph without a trial you have bested

you came through some fires and you survived some floods
and all of it was by the grace of God and the power of the blood
you triumphed over death and today you're still alive
you triumphed over the devil no matter how hard he strived
you made it through 2010 standing on the promises of Christ
you had your trials, you had your triumphs and above all you still have life

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  1. Date: 9/27/2011 10:12:00 AM
    I am stopping by your wonderful poetry today to thank you for your kind comments on my writing Louise. Hope you have an inspiration filled week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 8:41:00 AM
    Smile ~ It has Always been a pleasure, blessing & joy to behold "Your Beauty," my dear so, keep shining "Your 'Lovely Light!!!'" ~ And, I believe that I shall fave this, "Just Another 'Jewel of Beauty' From, 'Your Anointed Brush!!!'" ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Day My Dear, Amid 'The Promising Reflections of Loving Utopias Neverending &, Beautiful Love;' Bye 'My Dear, Precious Louise Nelson!'":) ~

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 8:33:00 AM
    Smile ~ "Very 'Beautiful Song of Faith, Hope & Inspiration' My 'Dear, Precious & Priceless Louise Nelson!!!'" ~ And "Yes, 'The Book of Hebrews;' Especially Chapter 11,'" does offer a glimpse meant to help the "Children of Light," persevere and carry on within "The Promise to Eternally Be; 'Paradise!!!'" ~ And "Yes," also, the fiery trials which test and try; mold and guide ~ "Beautiful; 'Just Like You.'" ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You Always' &, All You Love, 'Forevermore,'" John! ~ Cont:)